Monthly Archives: May 2010

CAPTURED – Iris Mack

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive.

Shaw identified the fugitive as Iris Suzette Mack, age 30, of DuBois Street, DuBois, Pennsylvania.

Mack was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on April 19, 2010. 

Shaw stated that on May 19, 2010, Mack voluntarily surrender herself to Deputies from the Clearfield County Sheriff's Office after remaining on the Fugitive of the Week list for five weeks.

Mack was placed on the Fugitive of the Week List after failing to appear for Arraignment Court on May 7, 2009.

Mack is charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking and Criminal Conspiracy.  An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper William Mostyn of the Pennsylvania State police, Woodland Barracks, states that  Mack and others entered the Kohute Laundry, located in Houtzdale, Pennsylvania, and forced open coin operated dryers.  Mack was charged for stealing money from the machines, as well as for damage done to the machines.

Mack is currently housed in the Clearfield County Jail awaiting formal Arraignment.  Shaw stated that Mack's trial will be scheduled to commence within 180 days.

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CAPTURED – Patricia Aites

  CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive.

Shaw identified the fugitive as Patricia Aites, age 43, of Locust Street, DuBois, Pennsylvania..

Aites was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on May 24, 2010. 

Shaw stated that Aites voluntarily surrender herself to Deputies from the Clearfield County Sheriff's Office on May 25, 2010, after learning that she had been placed on the Fugitive of Week list.  Aites is currently housed in the Clearfield County jail.

Aites is facing a criminal charge in Clearfield County of: 1) Theft of Leased Property, M1.  The charges relates to a criminal complaint filed by the Sandy Township Police Department after  Aites leased a King Trumpet from Fritz Piano & Organs and failed to pay for the trumpet after receiving notice.

Shaw reported that Aites will be placed on the criminal trial list with trial to occur within the next four months.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – May 24, 2010

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK - Patricia Harris Aites

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of May 24, 2010.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Patricia Harris Aites, age 43, of Diamond Street, DuBois, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Aites is wanted for failure to appear for a PreTrial Conference on August 13, 2009.

On January 27, 2009, Officer Thomas Gornati of the Sandy Township Police Department filed a Criminal Complaint charging Aites with: 1) Theft of Leased Property, M1.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Gornati states that on October 4, 2006, Aites obtained a King Trumpet with a cash value of $950.00 under a lease agreement with the victim, Fritz Piano & Organs.  The victim attempted contact with Aites by phone and ultimately sent Aites a certified letter with notice that payment was due.  Aites signed for the certified letter and failed to make payment for the merchandise.

A Preliminary Hearing was held on May 15, 2009, at which time Aites waived the charge to court.  On August 13, 2009, Aites failed to appear for a PreTrial Conference and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – May 17, 2010

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK - Natalie A. Kephart

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of May 17, 2010.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Natalie A. Kephart, age 31, of Old Town Road, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Kephart is wanted for failure to appear at Criminal Call on September 18, 2008.

On March 24, 2008, Patrolman Nathan Curry, of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Kephart with:  1) Forgery, F3, 3 counts; 2) Criminal Attempt, F3; 3 counts; 3) Theft by Deception, M1, 2 counts; 4) Identity Theft, M1, 3 counts; 5) Theft by Unlawful Taking, M2; 6) Theft by Deception, M2; and 7) Receiving Stolen Property.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Curry states that at on March 21, 2008, the Clearfield Borough Police received a report of a theft from a resident living at Knickerbocker Villa.  The victim reported that her checkbook was stolen from her purse.  When the victim received her bank statement, the victim identified several transactions that were not authorized.  Several of the checks were cashed at Wal Mart and the transactions were captured on security cameras.  At the time of the thefts, Kephart was employed by Knickerbocker Villa.  The total amount of loss exceeds $1000.00.

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CAPTURED – Rose Marie Rauch

  CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced that a Fugitive of the Week has been captured.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Rose Marie Rauch, age 37, of Byers Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

Rauch was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on May 3, 2010.

Shaw stated that Rauch was apprehended on May 6, 2010, at a homeless shelter in Port Charlotte Florida.  The arrest came as the result of an anonymous tip received by the Clearfield County Crimestoppers reporting the possible location of Rauch.  After receiving the tip, the Clearfield County Sheriff's Office requested the Sheriff's Department from Charlotte County, Florida, to investigate the possibility that Rauch may be staying at the shelter.  The Charlotte County Sheriff's Department took Rauch into custody without incident.

Rauch is currently being held in the Charlotte County jail awaiting extradition to Clearfield County.

Rauch is facing criminal charges in two separate incidents. 

In the first case, Rauch is charged with: 1) Burglary, F2; 2) Criminal Conspiracy, F2; 3) Theft by Unlawful Taking, F3; and 4) Receiving Stolen Property.  The charges relate to the  September 18, 2008, burglary of  Ken's Stop  & Shop located in Glen Hope Borough.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – May 10, 2010

  FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK - Stephen D. Peterson

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of May 10, 2010.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Stephen D. Peterson, age 32, of Ridge Avenue, Curwensville, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Peterson is wanted in three separate cases for failure to appear at Criminal Call.

On January 27, 2000, Patrolman David Johnson of the Curwensville Borough Police Department filed a Criminal Complaint charging Peterson with: 1) Corruption of Minors, M1, 2 counts; and 2) Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, M3, 2 counts.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Johnson states that on Friday January 7, 2000, Peterson did appear at an apartment on State Street, in Curwensville Borough, and provided four juveniles with an alcoholic beverage.

In a separate case, Patrolman Michael Rowles of the Curwensville Borough Police Department filed a Criminal Complaint on January 27, 2000, charging Peterson with: 1) Corruption of Minors, M1; and 2) Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, M3, 2 counts.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Rowles states that on December 30, 1999, the Curwensville Borough Police Department received a complaint from the mother of a 14 year old juvenile female.  The mother reported to police that Peterson had provided alcohol to her  

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CLEARFIELD BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES GRANT

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced that additional grant funds have been distributed to assist local law enforcement.

Shaw presented Clearfield Borough Mayor Jim Shell, Clearfield Borough Manager Leslie Stott, and Clearfield Borough Police Chief Jeff Rhone with a check in the amount $10,580.00.  The proceeds will assist Clearfield Borough with the purchase a new police cruiser.

Mayor Schell stated that "Clearfield Borough is grateful for the check",  and noted that "these proceeds make it easier for us to provide adequate police protection in tough economic times".

Clearfield Borough Manager Leslie Stott stated that she was "grateful for the funds supplied through the DAs Office from the JAG Grant".  Stott said this grant was an example of government agencies working together in order to achieve the greatest impact for all residents within our community". 

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – May 3, 2010

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 FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK - Rose Marie Rauch

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of April 12, 2010.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Rose Marie Rauch, age 37, of Byers Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Rauch is wanted for failure to appear at Criminal Call on July 17, 2009, on two separate cases.

On December 18, 2008, Trooper David Patrick, of the Pennsylvania State Police, Woodland Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Rauch with: 1) Burglary, F2; 2) Criminal Conspiracy, F2; 3) Theft by Unlawful Taking, F3; and 4) Receiving Stolen Property.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Patrick states that on September 18, 2008, between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 2:00 am, Rauch and a known male were driving around in a 1995 Chevy Lumina, grey in color.  Rauch and the male stopped at Ken's Stop  & Shop located in Glen Hope Borough.  The male went to the store front and moved a lottery sign away from the window.  The male then broke the store window and gained entrance into the store.  Once inside, the male removed a cash register.  While driving from the scene, Rauch disassembled the cash register.  Rauch disposed of the cash register by depositing it in a wooded area near Kylertown. Continue reading